Advance Certificates of Training
Our SLPs have advanced certifications and experiences in the area of pediatric speech and language pathology with an emphasis on parent education.
Our clinic’s foundation is built upon educating parents to be their child’s most supportive teachers. We use our training and experiences to help parents feel empowered and capable of identifying where their child is in their communication development and know how to move them into the next phases.
Some of our training and certifications include:
It Takes Two to Talk® — The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delays
This approach is designed for children demonstrating a delay in their use and understanding of language, play and social skills.
For more information on the specifics of It Takes Two to Talk, please visit:
Target Word™ - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children who are Late Talkers
This approach is designed for children demonstrating strong understanding and a delay in their ability to verbally express themselves.
More Than Words® — The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum or with Social Communication Difficulties
This approach is designed for children on the Autism Spectrum to consider their unique development and we build their communication and play.
For information on the specifics of the More Than Words, please visit: http://www.hanen.org/Programs/For-Parents/More-Than-Words.aspx
Please visit www.hanen.org for additional details on all of their resources.
This is a program for Autistic children with an emphasis on parent education and training to build the child’s language and social development.
For information on the Play Project, please visit: https://playproject.org
Our speech-language pathologists are trained in the TalkTools program for improving speech production. This is a highly respected and sought-after approach using fun and non-invasive “tools” such as bubbles, whistles, straws, and jaw spacers to increase the strength and coordination of the speech articulators. For more information on Talk Tools, please visit www.talktools.com
PROMPT is an acronym for PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. This is a play-based therapy in which the trained therapist uses their expertise to choose target sounds for the child to focus on. Tactile prompts (strategically placed finger prompts to the child’s face) are used to help the children achieve proper oral motor postures to produce the targets. For more information on PROMPT therapy, please visit their website at www.promptinstitute.com.